‘Argument from Design’ and Other Poetry by Graal Braun The Society November 30, 2012 Poetry Argument from Design God’s antelopes have eyes placed far to side And horizontal pupils, features they Employ to see wide spans and speed away From lurking predators they’ve easily spied. But carnivores, with eyes in front of face And pupils vertical, see straight ahead, Are sharply focused on the beast that’s fled, Their eyes like beams throughout the deadly chase. So, one can dodge a death, the other, slay — With eyes to spot a foe or trail a dinner, The losers steak or back to pride still thinner. But why is each equipped opposing ways? Such subtlety arouses my suspicion That God’s a sportsman, not a kind optician. High Mindedness Our hunters, armed with guns and bows, Go forth to thin the numerous deer — So none will starve, we’re to suppose, Though that lie causes me to sneer. To jocks karate isn‘t play; It’s paths to dignity and peace; But then they show a better way To kick out other people’s teeth. The columnist of etiquette Enjoys, no doubt, her role as prude, For then she can without regret Describe with relish what is crude. In Hollywood the films released Reveal directors’ pious stance: See Christ made gruesome gore by priests And Sodom’s harlots belly dance. Graal Braun: I am a male (my first name often con fuses people), a retired English teacher. My poems have appeared in a number of journals, and I have won a few prizes here and there. These poems are among the entries for the Society of Classical Poets’ 2012 Poetry Competition. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.